Eric McCrath

Co-Chair, Global Corporate Department at Morrison & Foerster LLP

Eric McCrath

Eric McCrath

Co-Chair, Global Corporate Department at Morrison & Foerster LLP

Biography

Eric serves as co–chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Corporate Department of over 400 lawyers.

Eric has been a trusted advisor on hundreds of public and private M&A, private equity, and financing transactions over the course of his career. He counsels strategic acquirers and targets in a variety of industries, including technology (semiconductors, software, and Internet), healthcare, consumer products, financial institutions, media, and transportation. He represents leading U.S. and global companies and regularly advises on complex cross–border transactions.

Eric has been recognized by leading publications, including Legal 500 US and Chambers USA, with sources describing him as “greatly skilled at advising on the most complex and high–profile M&A transactions,” and noting his “outstanding problem–solving skills” and “get–it–done attitude.”

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Chief Legal Officer at SoftBank Group International

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Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Chair & Chief Executive Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Managing Partner, Singapore at Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Managing Partner, Europe at Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Managing Partner, Washington DC Office at Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Co-Chair, Diversity Strategy Committee at Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Eric McCrath
Co-Chair, Global Corporate Department at Morrison & Foerster LLP
Education
JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 2000

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

BA
Class of 1993

Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. It is also decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and all 50 states. The diversity of perspectives represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff - including different viewpoints, identities, and histories - contributes to the community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues. So much of what Swarthmore stands for, from its commitment to curricular breadth and rigor to its demonstrated interest in facilitating discovery and fostering social responsibility, lies in the quality and passion of its faculty. A student/faculty ratio of 8:1 ensures that students have close, meaningful engagement with their professors, preparing the former to translate the skills and understanding gained at Swarthmore into the mark they want to make on the world. The College's Honors program features small groups of dedicated and accomplished students working closely with faculty; an emphasis on independent learning; ongoing dialogue between students and their peers, teachers, and examiners; and an examination at the end of two years' study by outside scholars. Swarthmore's idyllic, 425-acre arboretum campus features rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails, and is located just 11 miles from Philadelphia.

Memberships
Notes Editor
Prior

Now in its fifty-second year, the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law is the second oldest student-run international law journal in the nation. The Journal was founded in 1961 by the late Wolfgang Friedmann, one of Columbia’s most renowned international law professors, and today it is the second most cited journal at Columbia. Writings that appear in the Journal are regularly cited by academics, practitioners and courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Recent surveys of prominent international law faculty have placed the Journal in the highest tier of international law journals, alongside its peer publications at Harvard and Yale. Each year the Journal publishes three issues, which contain articles by legal scholars and practitioners, student notes, book reviews and bibliographic materials. The Journal’s purpose is to provide the practicing bar and the academic community with insight into the evolving problems of an increasingly interdependent world.

Career History
Co-Chair, Global Corporate Department
2007 - Current

Morrison & Foerster is a firm of exceptional credentials. Their name is synonymous with a commitment to client service that informs everything that they do. They are recognized throughout the world as a leader in providing cutting-edge legal advice on matters that are redefining practices and industries.

Partner
Prior

Kirkland & Ellis LLP provides legal services. The company counsels clients in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property and restructuring matters. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Transactions
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ON Semiconductor Corp. purchases ON Semiconductor Connectivity Solutions, Inc.

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BlackBerry Ltd. purchases Cylance, Inc. from Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, In-Q-Tel, Inc., Khosla Ventures LLC, Fairhaven Capital Management LLC, Citi Ventures, Inc., Dell Technologies Capital, Founders Equity Partners

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TransUnion purchases iovation, Inc. from Intel Capital Corp., EPIC Ventures, Global Founders Capital Management GmbH, First Round Capital, Sapphire Ventures LLC

Awards & Honors
2011
Rising Star - Mergers and Acquisitions in Northern California Super Lawyers
Admitted to the California Bar
Admitted to the New York Bar
Other Affiliations

Eric McCrath is affiliated with Morrison & Foerster LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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